The Bahrain International Airshow has soared to new heights with $2 billion worth of business deals being confirmed by the end of day two.

Transportation Minister and Economic Development Board acting chief executive Kamal Ahmed said yesterday’s agreements came in the wake of a landmark deal on the first day.

Dammam-based Al Qahtani Group and Bombardier Aerospace signed a deal, valued at around $1.21 billion, which includes the purchase of 16 CS 300 aircraft with options for 10 more, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.